Air Canada has joined a growing number of other
airlines to offer complimentary COVID19 emergency medical &
quarantine insurance to customers booking round-trip international
The Manulife COVID19 Emergency Medical
Certificate of Insurance, available for new bookings
made in Canada since Thursday, 17 September and until 31 October 2020,
inclusive, provides emergency medical and quarantine insurance
for travel completed by 12 April 2021.
"At Air Canada, we know people have personal,
family and business reasons to travel," said Lucie Guillemette,
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air
Canada. "To give them
greater confidence as they do so, we have engaged Manulife to
offer all Canadian residents complimentary COVID19 emergency
medical & quarantine insurance when they book round-trip flights
for travel outside of Canada. Combined with our industry leading
airport and onboard biosafety protocols, including Air Canada CleanCare+, and our flexible rebooking policies,
customers can be assured that when they book and travel with Air
Canada their safety and well-being is our top priority."
If, when abroad, customers test positive for
COVID19, the insurance will provide eligible customers coverage that
- Up to CDN $200,000 per insured for COVID19
treatment medical expenses.
- Up to CDN $150 per person for
quarantine costs (meals + accommodation); Up to CDN $300 per
family per day up to a maximum of 14 days.
- Up to CDN $500
for expenses related to return home if the advisory from the
Canadian government goes from Level 3 to Level 4 while at
The coverage is available to all Canadian
residents, subject to eligibility requirements, and is
underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
(Manulife), Canada's largest provider of travel insurance. It covers every international
destination Air Canada serves.
Customers booking with Air Canada Vacations will
be offered COVID19 Coverage and Assistance Plan provided by
Allianz at no additional cost designed to cover emergency medical
and quarantine expenses if COVID19 is contracted while travelling.
It is available to all eligible customers who book an Air Canada
Vacations package for travel by 30 April 2021 to eligible